Evolutionary theory suggests that we care most about just a few generations of family members: our great-grandparents to great-grandchildren.
While we may understand what needs t...
We tend to believe that someone else will deal with a crisis.
This developed for good reason: if a threatening wild animal is lurking at the edge of our hunter-gatherer group,&nb...
We know that climate change is happening. We also know that it’s the result of human activities. And we know that it’s urgent. But that information hasn’t been enough to change our behaviours ...
Our biological evolution hasn’t just hindered us from addressing the challenge of climate change. It’s also equipped us with capacities to overcome them: we can recall past events and anticipa...
We overestimate threats that are less likely but easier to remember, like terrorism, and underestimate more complex threats, like climate change.
We are very bad at understanding stati...
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